Art Articles

Prints For Hope: Divya Cowasji

We are thrilled to share a very timely initiative by our dear friend and brilliant filmmaker Divya Cowasji. She writes… “I am Divya Cowasji, a Parsi filmmaker and photographer from India. Like everyone here, I am trying to do my bit to help out...
A maestro dips into nostalgia

A maestro dips into nostalgia

Photographer Arif Mahmood's Pestonjee, Silver Linings leave one in sweet melancholy KARACHI: As the pandemic makes us nostalgic, longing for the yesteryears when times were simpler, a studio-light...

Through the stained glass, vividly

Through the stained glass, vividly

Katayun Saklat , 82, is a charming and exuberant painter and stained glass artistSeated in the drawing room of her Auckland Square apartment, Katayun Saklat, painter and stained glass artist, though...

Astad is gone, but is more alive than ever

Astad is gone, but is more alive than ever

'Astad had the courage to plough a lonely furrow. He made a life of his own, on his own, and created a path-breaking dance style.''Only a few in the performing arts could do what he did.''A...

Dance pioneer Astad Deboo passes away in Mumbai

Dance pioneer Astad Deboo passes away in Mumbai

‘His works represent an important segment in contemporary dance expression in India,’ the Sangeet Natak Akademi had said.Dance pioneer Astad Deboo passed away in the early hours of Thursday, his...

The Collectors: Chemould Prescott Road Gallery

The Collectors: Chemould Prescott Road Gallery

Chemould Prescott Road is doing a wonderful series on The Collectors. Here are some of the Parsi collectors it has featured https://www.instagram.com/p/B_7qRvWj2fr/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Homi...

Astad Deboo Shares a Message

Astad Deboo Shares a Message

Legendary artist and India's greatest contemporary dancer and our dear friend Astad Deboo shares a short message during the current COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Hand painted Glass Art by Binaifer Medhora Mehta

Hand painted Glass Art by Binaifer Medhora Mehta

B-Creative Hand painted Glass Art By Binaifer On a background of beautifully textured art glass, my creations are painstakingly hand painted and come ready to display with an aesthetically...

Areez Katki: Bildungsroman at the Otago Museum

Areez Katki: Bildungsroman at the Otago Museum

Otago Museum is thrilled to host Areez Katki’s acclaimed textile-based art exhibition, Bildungsroman, at the H D Skinner Annex opening on Saturday 11 January.The embroidered works explore Katki’s...

Rustom Siodia: A Forgotten Master

Rustom Siodia: A Forgotten Master

Art in India has largely been a niche world, with few artists being known beyond the rather small circle of connoisseurs. But even within this small world, some brilliant artists and their work have...

Into the golden age: Celebrating 50 years of NCPA

Into the golden age: Celebrating 50 years of NCPA

One day, perhaps, the NCPA’s work may be more important for the country than the work of the steel company,” JRD Tata had famously told Jamshed Bhabha, founder of the institution when the latter...

The dancer’s guide to hitchhiking: Astad Deboo

The dancer’s guide to hitchhiking: Astad Deboo

Celebrated Indian contemporary dancer and choreographer Astad Deboo on his 50-year career, hitchhiking across the world and moreArticle by Samira Sood | CNN TravellerAstad Deboo in flow. Photo: Amit...

Jimmy Engineer selected for Habib Jalib Peace Award

Jimmy Engineer selected for Habib Jalib Peace Award

World-renowned Pakistani artist, peace activist and social crusader Jimmy Engineer has been selected for Habib Jalib Peace Award for 2019 in appreciation and recognition of his meritorious services...

Astad Deboo’s Astonishing Back-bends

Astad Deboo’s Astonishing Back-bends

The dancer is revolutionary in many ways, one being his ability to make his body do what he wants it to At 71, Astad Deboo has one hell of a back bend. In his new performance Liminal, and the...

Jimmy Engineer: “The servant of Pakistan”

Jimmy Engineer: “The servant of Pakistan”

Jimmy described his wall paintings depicting Allama Iqbal's masterpiece Javed Namah as his most difficult work, but also one of his major artistic achievements“I have been sent here,” said an...

Artist Mehlli Gobhai passes away

Artist Mehlli Gobhai passes away

The 87-year-old veteran artist had been ailing for a while The Mumbai-based artist, Mehlli Gobhai has died at the age of 87 in a city hospital this morning. The artist was said to be ailing for a...

Ashdeen Lilaowala on his love for Parsi Gara

Ashdeen Lilaowala on his love for Parsi Gara

Ashdeen Lilaowala dives into his fabulous family archives and has come up some “Vintage Tales” Childhood memories never fade away. In fact, the talented tend to preserve these precious recollections...

Famous ballet teacher Tushna Dallas dies at 76

Famous ballet teacher Tushna Dallas dies at 76

She is survived by her husband Feroze and daughters Khushcheher and Mahzeebar. The funeral took place on Monday. Article by Pooja Pillai | Indian Express Renowned ballet teacher Tushna Dallas, who...

Astad Deboo never fails to surprise

Astad Deboo never fails to surprise

The celebrated dancer collaborates with rudra veena artiste Baha úd-din Dagar for his new work The word ‘contemporary’ that is bandied about in the performing art world today has a committed...

The Dancing Line: Revisiting Shiavax Chavda

The Dancing Line: Revisiting Shiavax Chavda

A Retrospective of paintings & sketches of the Master WHAT: ‘The Dancing Line – revisiting Shiavax Chavda’, a Retrospective of paintings & sketches of the master. WHEN: Tuesday October 24th...

A photographer’s love letters to Mumbai

A photographer’s love letters to Mumbai

She is best known for writing films such as Mississippi Masala, The Namesake, and Oscar-nominated Salaam Bombay. She also directed the National Award-winning film Little Zizou. Since 1977...

Sooni Taraporevala: To Bombay, with love

Sooni Taraporevala: To Bombay, with love

Sooni Taraporevala’s Mumbai series gives a fascinating glimpse into the character of an ever-changing city and its peopleThere’s something captivating about an old man in a vest, sitting on a...

Vintage Rusi: A Short Film

Vintage Rusi: A Short Film

Vintage Rusi is a short film made for the 2005 kala Ghoda arts and street festival in Mumbai. With Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal , Bapu Malcolm and Beezan Charna in leading roles. It was directed by Ashok...